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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 397–400.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Janet Dean “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” and the Reading Revolution: Race, Literacy, Childhood, and Fiction, 1851-1911 . By Hochman Barbara . 2011 . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . xv , 377 pp. $28.95 . Word by Word: Emancipation and the Act of Writing . By Hager...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 615–617.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Emory Elliott Duke University Press 2006 Revolution and the Word: The Rise of the Novel in America , expanded edition. By Cathy N. Davidson. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2004. xv, 458 pp. Paper, $24.95. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous Monster of the Mind American Race Theory in the...
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American Literature (1 September 2006) 78 (3): 629–631.
Published: 01 September 2006
...Marianna Torgovnick Duke University Press 2006 Camera Works: Photography and the Twentieth-Century Word . By Michael North. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2005. ix, 255 pp. $45.00. Book Reviews ‘‘A Hideous Monster of the Mind American Race Theory in the Early Republic.By...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2012
... . By Woodson Jon . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2011 . xii , 272 pp. $55.95 . The Muse Is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word . By Jones Meta DuEwa . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2011 . xiv , 304 pp. $55.00 . © 2012 by Duke...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 636–637.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., sharing this philological passion, in various ways confronted the inadequacy of language to contain meaning, and thus they gave expression to ‘‘Romantic irony’’ (50). Even Emerson’s notion of ‘‘correspondence’’ posited fluid relationships among words, nature, and spirit. West is—to use a term valued...
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American Literature (1 September 2001) 73 (3): 647–648.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., sharing this philological passion, in various ways confronted the inadequacy of language to contain meaning, and thus they gave expression to ‘‘Romantic irony’’ (50). Even Emerson’s notion of ‘‘correspondence’’ posited fluid relationships among words, nature, and spirit. West is—to use a term valued...
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American Literature (1 March 2010) 82 (1): 196–198.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Jordan Alexander Stein © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 The Word and Its Witness: The Spiritualization of American Realism . By Gregory S. Jackson. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2009. xiv, 409 pp. Cloth, $80.00; paper, $29.00. Believing Again: Doubt and Faith in a...
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American Literature (1 December 2005) 77 (4): 850–852.
Published: 01 December 2005
...Renée Bergland 2005 Writing for Immortality: Women Writers and the Emergence of High Literary Culture in America . By Anne E. Boyd. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Univ. Press. 2004. x, 305 pp. $55.00; The Word in the World: Evangelical Writing, Publishing, and Reading in America, 1789...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 153–179.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Emancipation. © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Andy “Be Cautious of the Word ‘Rebel Doolen Race, Revolution, and Transnational History in Martin Delany’s Blake; or, The Huts of America Over the course of the nineteenth century, Afri- can...
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American Literature (1 March 2009) 81 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2009
...Philip Beidler © 2009 by Duke University Press 2009 Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World . By Bonnie Costello. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2008. xvii, 205 pp. $29.95. Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945...
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American Literature (1 June 2003) 75 (2): 454–456.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... Word, Birth, and Culture: The Poetry of Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson. By Daneen Wardrop. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood. 2002. vii, 169 pp. $58.95. In Bridge, to finesse means to draw your opponent’s card into play at a moment...
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American Literature (1 December 2004) 76 (4): 901–903.
Published: 01 December 2004
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 2. Google Ngram chart for the word potato in the English corpus. The y-axis shows the number of instances of potato divided by the total number of words in books from a given year. This version of the chart has been smoothed for legibility. Figure 2. Google Ngram chart for the word More
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 3. The Distance Machine’s ngram chart for the word boss in Google’s US English corpus. The gray area indicates the period in which the word is relatively infrequent according to the model that is used to highlight words. Figure 3. The Distance Machine’s ngram chart for the word boss More
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Published: 01 September 2016
Figure 4. The Distance Machine ngram chart for the word underlie in Google’s US English corpus. Figure 4. The Distance Machine ngram chart for the word underlie in Google’s US English corpus. More
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American Literature (1 March 2015) 87 (1): 194–197.
Published: 01 March 2015
.... . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2013 . x , 275 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Mark My Words: Native Women Mapping Our Nations . By Goeman Mishuana . Minneapolis : Univ. of Minnesota Press . 2013 . 245 pp. Cloth , $75.00 ; paper , $25.00 . Winning the West with...
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American Literature (1 December 2015) 87 (4): 799–823.
Published: 01 December 2015
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American Literature (1 March 2014) 86 (1): 186–189.
Published: 01 March 2014
... Mentors in Nineteenth-Century America . By Dowling David . Baton Rouge : Louisiana State Univ. Press . 2012 . 240 pp. $39.95 . Words at Work in “Vanity Fair”: Language Shifts in Crucial Times, 1914-1930 . By Banta Martha . New York : Palgrave Macmillan . 2011 . 233 pp. $95.00...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 414–416.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Coleman Hutchison A Web of Words: The Great Dialogue of Southern Literature . By Gray Richard . Athens : Univ. of Georgia Press . 2007 . xii , 283 pp. $34.95 . Disturbing Calculations: The Economics of Identity in Postcolonial Southern Literature, 1912-2002 . By Benson...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 673–675.
Published: 01 September 2012
... War II American Fiction . By Schryer Stephen . New York : Columbia Univ. Press . 2011 . vii , 278 pp. Cloth , $79.50 ; paper , $26.50 . Just Words: Lillian Hellman, Mary McCarthy, and the Failure of Public Conversation in America . By Ackerman Alan . New Haven : Yale Univ...